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September 28, 2011

Combat Brain Trauma Increasing, 9,000 Pulled from Duty

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — veteranclaims @ 3:27 pm

Full article at: More troops’ mild brain trauma diagnosed
By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

By Garrett Hubbard, USA TODAY

“Nearly 1,400 U.S. servicemembers were found to have concussions or mild brain injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq this year under a program that forces servicemembers to take a break from combat when exposed to a blast or other jarring incident.The military has pulled about 9,000 servicemembers from combat for short periods of time to look for signs of brain injury after blasts that caused no obvious wounds, according to data given to USA TODAY.”


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